Create a New Life: One Intention at a Time
or Thoughts Create Molecules
By Gabriella Kortsch, Ph.D.
Wonderful things are happening. Global consciousness
of the power of thought is growing person by person, minute by minute
in an ever-widening fashion. So it stands to reason that the more
people who think peace rather than war, or compassion rather than
revenge, the more the world as a whole has a chance of moving in those
How Can I Apply These Concepts?
Having said that, many of those who have read the
books, heard the audios, seen the movies, have also said that although
they grasp the concepts, they still don’t really see how to apply all
of this to their immediate life. How can the power of thought
make a difference on the individual level? How can it improve the life
of a person who is grappling with relationship issues, with financial
stress, with professional set-backs, or with health concerns?
Einstein said: “When you change the way you look
at things, the things you look at change”. Candace Pert s research
spanning almost a quarter of a century as a molecular biologist shows
that every thought creates a molecule. Bruce Lipton’s
decades-long research as a cellular biologist indicates that our
beliefs and thoughts create (and change) not only our cells, but also
our DNA and that our bodies depend much more on environment and what we make of our environment and how we react to it
than genetics, hence taking research far beyond the classical
nature-nurture controversy. Max Planck, quantum physicist, said in his
Nobel Prize for Physics acceptance speech in 1927 that beyond
sub-atomic particles there is a field. That field connects us all. Merely observing such sub-atomic particles, causes changes in them.
If we are all connected in the field, as drops of water are connected
in the ocean, then what one does creates effects on others, and what
others do, creates an effect on one.
We Are All Connected
Bearing all of this in mind, should we not begin
to concern ourselves with understanding the inter-connectedness of the
tapestry within which we are all woven? I can hear you saying: ”But that is all very complicated. I can’t possibly begin how to understand all of that.” Perhaps you can’t, but what you most definitely can
do, is to begin some work on yourself on the individual level in order
to improve not only your own life, and how you feel about yourself, but
also how you feel about life in general all day, every day for the rest of your life. If you begin today, your life will begin to change today.
Kinesiology, or muscle testing, shows one aspect that the power of thought (and lying or truth saying) has on our bodies.
Bestsellers All Over the Globe
It comes as no surprise that at this writing (March 2007) amazon.com includes in its top 15 bestselling books four
items about the intention of thought, as does the New York Times.
Further, the Canadian and the UK affiliate of Amazon also include from
one to three of the same items in their own top 15 lists.
Emerson said, it, Thoreau said it, Christ said it, James Allen said it (you may request your copy of his As A Man Thinketh
in e-book format from me)…they all said that your thoughts become your
reality, but now, in the 21st century, it is not only philosophers,
metaphysicians, religious figures and other esoteric thinkers who say
this, but also quantum physicists, biologists, and a host of other
empirical thinkers and researchers. So there can no longer be any doubt…check out the many resources mentioned in this article. And
then, if you still don’t believe it, you might consider that perhaps
you belong to the same group of people who wanted Copernicus arrested
and jailed for proclaiming that the earth revolves around the sun
instead of the other way around!
Some Simple Suggestions
Ok, so now for those of you still reading the
article, let me say this: understanding the concept behind the very
simple words that thoughts have power, can change the very foundations
of your life. Let’s look at an everyday example. Suppose you and your
partner or spouse are continually bickering. When you met, fell in
love, and got married, you were ecstatically in love, and couldn’t wait
to be with one another. Now…well, let’s just say that things are
Remember: our goal is to understand the power of
thoughts. So now I’d like you to try an exercise for the next week.
Make a list of about 10 qualities or aspects or characteristics about
your partner that your really enjoy and appreciate (even if lately they
seem to have gotten lost in the shuffle). Look at that list on a daily
basis. Think about the items on the list, remember some of the times
when they were in evidence on a regular basis. Whenever you find
yourself thinking about the unpleasant aspects of your partner, or what
he or she said or did (or didn’t say or do) last week, the other day,
or this morning, deliberately change your thoughts towards your list,
and think about the good things about your partner, rather than about
the negative ones. Focus on the good traits. Refuse to think about the
negative ones. Just for one week.
Practice Makes Perfect
I would love to hear some of the results of this
little experiment, but my guess is that a good number of those who try
it, will be somewhat surprised to realize that things went better than
usual. They may even say that it was just one of those weeks that was
less difficult that others. Hmm. Could it be possible that it had
something to do with the thoughts that were being focused on; the
positive aspects of the partner rather than the negative? Could it be
possible that the more you think about something … anything …
the more precisely that will appear in your life? This is, after all,
what all the afore-mentioned thinkers and researchers have said. Focus
on the negative aspects of your partner, and your life will be filled
with them. Focus on the positive ones and note the difference in what
I invite you to try similar experiments about
whatever it is that plagues you. Do I hear someone saying that this is
impossible? A pipe dream, because thoughts creep unbidden into the mind
and one can’t control them? Did I say this is easy? How did you learn
how to use your computer? How did you grow nearly non-existent bicep
muscles into a hard, firm, well-toned upper arm? How did you learn that
foreign language? How did you learn how to play tennis? Was it not with
some practice and discipline? Of course. And so it is with this.
Realize that in order to grapple with your thoughts;
in order to find some measure of control over your thoughts in such a
way that they speak the language that most approximates whatever it is that you wish to see or realize in your life, you must practice changing the thoughts that do not lead you in that direction into other thoughts.
And this is only possible with practice. Just because
we are talking about your thoughts and not muscles or the grammatical
structure of a new language, does not mean you do not have to be
disciplined about it. For a time, particularly at the beginning of your
journey down this wonderful pathway, you will need to spend a good
portion of your leisure time practicing this endeavour. Reminding
yourself of it. Recognizing over and over again, that once again you
forgot, and then, just like a child who is learning how to walk, and
falls, and gets up, and falls again, and gets up again, and again, and
again, and again, you also, will get up as often as is necessary, in
order to come to a point, where this new way of thinking becomes a
Choose Your Thoughts, Choose Your Conversations,
Your Reading & Viewing Material: Make Good Choices at Every Moment
of Every Day
Although there are times in life when thoughts are
necessarily dark, when people one loves have died, when difficulties
visit one in unexpected ways, there are, nevertheless, ways of dealing
with these times that continue to be positive. You might ask: what can
be learned from this? How can I use this experience to become a better,
more all-rounded person? Read books such as those written by Victor
Frankl, Nelson Mandela, or Alexander Solzhenitsyn in order to better
understand this philosophy, as evinced by individuals who survived
despite horrendous pain and suffering – and who survived without
bitterness and hatred in their hearts.
And during less difficult times choose to think only those thoughts that lead you in your desired direction. Think
only those thoughts that raise your energy. Think only those thoughts
that cause you to feel even better. This is not easy. At least not at
the beginning. Keep reminding yourself. Remember the little child that
continues to get up even after falling down twenty times. Read books
(see the complimentary e-books I offer with most of my newsletters;
some are about these topics) from authors such as those mentioned in
this article, listen to CD’s about the topic (many are available by
those same authors), see movies with related topics, scatter reminders
to yourself about thinking this way about your house and office, and
remember, this is just as easy or just as hard as it was to build the
muscle or learn the vocabulary of a new language. The difference is
that this doesn’t just give you a better looking body or a way of
communicating in another country, but a way to change your entire life.
Go for it! ###
About Gabrielle Kortsch, Ph.D.
Dr. Kortsch holds a doctorate in psychology
and dedicates herself to integral coaching, clinical hypnotherapy,
relationship coaching, and energy techniques. She is an author and
professional speaker and broadcasts a live weekly radio show
in English that is available on the Internet or for listening on her
website, and has appeared in numerous television programs in English
and Spanish. She can help you move towards greater personal and
relationship success with her integral approach to life and offers
training and workshops in the field of self-development and choosing
responsibility for the self. Visit Advanced Personal Therapy.com and sign up for her cutting-edge newsletter in English or Spanish, or visit her blog for more timely articles.
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